December 14th, 2020
A special edition of the EASN Newsletter is now published.
The Aviation sector belongs to the sectors most severely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The sector has seen a dramatic downturn and noticeable recovery is not yet in sight. The course of events in 2020 was far from normal and this is why EASN decided to disrupt the regular sequence of our EASN newsletters, presenting instead a dedicated issue on the effects of the pandemic on research in the aviation sector.
In this frame, we are pleased to present you an extended interview on the topic with Mr. Marian-Jean Marinescu, aeronautical engineer by training, but today Member of the European Parliament and Chairman of the "Sky and Space" Intergroup. The subject then is introduced in depth with an article of Prof. Dr. Dieter Schmitt, senior aerospace expert and Chairman of the EASN Stakeholders Advisory Board. A series of sixteen interviews with representatives of academia, research entities, small and medium sized enterprises and industry finally provides a broad overview on the situation in the research landscape. The last and special EASN periodic Newsletter for 2020 is available for online viewing here.